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america, our economy, our healthcare system, our partisan political ways. it has been a year since barack obama took the oath of office. sometimes his decisions as president have contradicted his promises as candidate. he even appears to be continuing some policies he once called mistakes. in many areas he has more than good made on his promise to change. fund amount fally change our country. obama for some he is exactly the president he said he would be, for others he is not. for voters it depends on what they thought they heard. tonight a unique hour. his campaign in a way that hasn't been told before in his own words. ee begin with one of the biggest promises he made to repair our image around the world. has president obama restored the united states prestige or damaged it with apologies? listen. (cheers) >> i will restore our moral standing so america is once again that last best hope for all who are called to the cause of freedom. >> president obama em barks on the first european swing focused on the languishing glowing economy. >> if you look at the source of this crisis the united
-- we begin this week, i should say, with america's middle class. as you likely know, ground zero for the failing policies of recent american politics. we're, of course, talking about the millions struggling to make ends meet, while paying the price for so many of america's outdated systems. whether that's two wars with no clear exit strategy. you know the narrative. funding a financial structure that takes money from the middle class as opposed to lending it to them. or broken health care system. not to mention a massive, inefficient, opaque government that continues to run record deficits and be dominated by special interests in a culture of cultural expediency. those middle-class families are the ones seeing layoffs at the astounding pace we have reported over and over again on this show and so many other places. they're also the people who are either losing their homes or they're stuck in those homes because the value of their mortgage is so much more than the actual value of the property at this point. compare a family of four in 2007 and compare that same family in 1971. whe
. ♪ ♪ >> glenn: hello, america. i'm going to get to all the news of the day, there is plenty of time for the white house to call. call me anytime. just correct anything we say. but they're not going to yet again today. this year, i told you, this show is going to be different. and so why we are going to get to the news, i want to explain the approach of this program for the next few months, 12 months maybe. last year all i tried to do is figure out what the heck is going on. i was up all the time. got two or three hours of sleep on some nights. most nights in fact. because i was reading, trying to figure it out. trying to figure out what are they doing? we figured it out together last year. this year i decided that the only way to move forward and to fix it is just to remember who we are as americans. learn and remember where we came from. more importantly, correct the history that progressives have tried to erase. friday night, we showed you the history of communist revolutionaries. th that's not topped. we got ratings a while ago and it was the number one show on cable news on frid
policy toward latin america with a political science professor. and then a conversation on the future of the hybrid and electric car industry. "washington journal" is next. . . . the president's efforts to give the economy on track. that is this morning from "the washington post." the report breaking this morning about a plane crashed in the route, "the new york times" online have the story about the airplane crashing near beirut in stormy weather. officials said that 82 passengers and eight crew members were on board. we will update the information as we get it. ruth, democratic line. caller: i am not quite sure if we ever did what we were promising. to try and help people who were in trouble with their mortgages. i think that we took the wrong approach to begin with. so many people that were out of their homes. the fact ripples through the economy. -- the of fact ripples through the economy. let's help -- bethe effedctct te riffles through the economy. if the loan was renegotiated to what it was really worth, they can afford it, but the communication that happening. ho
>>> on >>> on "america this morning" a developing story -- >> airline crash. a jet lands in the sea moment tos after taking off. >>> zeroing in on angry voters. >>> and colts versus saints. all the excitement in this year's super bowl matchup. >> it's monday, january 25, 2010. >>> good morning. thanks for being with us. i'm vinita nair. >> and i'm eric horng, in for jeremy hubbard. a plane crashed immediately aftertakeoff. >> 90 people were on bard. >> reporter: recovery efforts are led by a u.n. ship. so far, 18 bodies have been discovered. the airline says there is though word on survivors. in the early hours of the morning, lebanese military forces battled rough seas lookg for plane crash victims. 83 passengers and 7 crew were on board the plane. there were two british and one canadian national on board. the wife of the french ambassador to lebanon was also on that flight. the plane took off in heavy storms. it was headed to the ethiopian capital. the plane ds appeared from the radar. witnesses reported a huge fireball as the plane fell from the sky. the crash site is about two m
the seasickness, everyone should like to be a sailer. our duty was to map the coastline of south america. and so we proceeded down the coast, and on the way i dredged the sea with the nets, and i collected specimens along the shore. i wore a hat like this one. everyday just after the sailors had finished swabbing the deck i would loaded up with hundreds of of new specimens to be sorted and labeled. this they soon became distinctly aromatic in the ecuadorean sun. in fact i remember a sailor asked me, mr. darwin, would you mind getting that stinking pile of refuse of my deck? sticking pile of refuse? there are so many wonderful things here. someday people will pay just to see them on display at the british museum. ♪ i've dug in the ground, and these rocks that have found have the features of creatures no longer around. there are trilobites by the ton. what a glorious day. what a wonderful way to have fun. ♪ i've searched by the shore and collected some more worms and starfish and garfish and kolbe's galore. i have got shark heads and some seaweed and slime. i am having the loveliest this time.
and the obama agenda, with us e.j. dionne, bbc world news america katty kay, peggy noonan and nbc news white house correspondent chuck todd. in our "meet the press" minute, january 1976, another time of economic turmoil presidential candidate senator lloyd benson offers practical advice to then president gerald ford on his upcoming state of the union address. >> we should be creating opportunity, what the people are looking for in this country is return of self confidence. >>> first, senior white house adviser jalry jarrett. welcome back to the program, to "meet the press." >> thank you. it's a pleasure to be here. >> there is news that i wanted to ask you about. osama bin dad laden has cut another video, is that his voice and is it striking that he appears back in charge of calling the the shots on running operations for al qaeda? >> we have no independent confirmation that that is his voice but let's look at it. the fact of the matter is he is a murderer, has attacked americans and he has killed more muslims than any other group in the region. the president is committed to going after al q
. what is our policy currently in latin america and how different is it from the bush administration? >> we really don't have a policy to latin america. that is not a fault of the obama administration. the euna states needs universal bilateral policies in certain regions. there are many long past policies for the night states -- the united states need to direct -- differentiate among different countries in the hemisphere. we have different priorities now. we are slow in washington on the hill and in the white house to come to that understanding. host: what is the political landscape in latin america? how has the landscape changed politically down there? guest: there is a much more diverse ideological group of countries such as venezuela and ecuador and bolivia which are not very friendly to the united states or to the market economy. on the other hand, we have a prpragmatic president likelula in central america. we have the problem of cuba and we have a terrible problem with haiti. host: on the issue of haiti, there is an article about a question of commitment and can the united stat
and this health care bill done behind closed doors and misrepresenting health care in america and as a physician for 40 years of course i was interested in that and when we saw the debt that was being piled on our children and our grandchildren, i decided that my district, which is all about missile defense, manned space flight which this administration has had nothing to do with and is not supporting, i felt like it was time for me to say, enough is enough and the republicans, every time i looked around for help for missile defense or manned space flight, there was a republican there. and i said, well, maybe i need to be with the people that are helping me and my constituents and so that's what made me switch. >> mike: i'm sure it wasn't the most popular decision you ever made with all the democratic leaders and we're going to talk about that when we come back, i'm anxious to find out. what did nancy pelosi say to you when she heard the news and that's what we're going to check out. coming up more with congressman parker griffith and later, song writing master mind neil is a-- sedaka has done i
for that reason and you have to help for america. because we don't have health. what if something was to happen to mississippi or new orleans or any inner city in america? guess what? those people don't have help and we are going to need help. so you have to help. just like we would need help if something was to happen to us. >> tea, you're unicef ambassador and national board member of the fund for unicef, one of the recipients we're contributing tonight. what do you have with you there that unicef provides? >> we were talking about what's the difference between this crises and maybe the tsunami. after the tsunami, we were able to prevent the death of any child in sort of the second wave of a disaster, which is bringing in supplies. we're looking at a much more desperate situation here. one of the things that we're sending over, which is sort of so urgent, the children of haiti before this crisis, as you were saying, were already in sort of a dire situation. and kids who are malnourished are much more susceptible to suffer from disease. they're more apt to contract cholera or dysentery. these,
bill: this is a fox news alert, we have new videotape coming into "america's newsroom" of a passenger jet that crashed early this morning, rescue crews, desperately trying to find any survivors after an ethiopian airlines plane caught fire and crash going the mediterranean sea, 90 people on board at that time good morning, everyone, i'm gregg jarrett in for bill hemmer here in "america's newsroom". martha: i'm march contramaccallum, the crash on this -- the investigation on this crash is on this hour. no survivors have been found as of yet. gregg: the plane was headed to ethena's capitol and family awaits word on relatives and what caused that plane to crash. greg, are there any signs of survivors? >> >> reporter: nothing yet, gregg and martha, but you noted a frantic search for survivors, the fear is all on board that airplane died off the crash of beirut, near lebanon. i'm told the u.s.s. ramage, an american destroyer that happened to the in port in beirut is involved in the search, as well as a t-13 maritime search and rescue aircraft, also of american denomination.
. misrepresenting the healthcare of america. as a physician for 40 years of course i was interested in that that. when we saw the debt pimed on our children and grandchildren, i felt like it was time to more to say enough is enough. and the republicans, every time i looked around for help for missile defense or manned space flight, there was a republican there. well, maybe i need to be with people helping me and my constituents. that's what made me switch. >> i'm sure it wasn't the most popular decisions you made with the democratic leaders. we'll talk about that when we come back. i'm anxious to find out what did nancy pelosi say to you when she heard the news? that is what we'll check out. coming up more with congressman griffith. later songwriter mastermind neil sedaka. he has done it again. you find out later. ♪ raymond james financial advisers understand there's no one exactly like you. and with a culture of independence they have the complete freedom to offer unbiased financial advise that's right for your idea of retirement. not to mention college funds. raymond james. individual soluti
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hughes, cbs news, glendale, california. >> couric: america's realtors report sales of used homes plunged nearly 17% in december, that's the biggest one-month drop in more than 40 years. the rush to take advantage of a tax credit for first-time buyers apparently came to an end. now to haiti, where it's been nearly two weeks since the earthquake. the death toll is estimated at 200,000, and the government says 150,000 people have been buried in mass graves. the canadian government, meanwhile, hosted an international conference in montreal today to start planning the country's recovery. the haitian prime minister was there, he said it could take a generation to rebuild port-au-prince. as bill whitaker tells us, they're taking some steps already. >> reporter: to see crowds growing and pushing outside the u.s. embassy in port-au-prince... >> stop pushing! >> reporter: ...you'd think the biggest job for america's military and diplomats is handling the tears and tempers of people desperate to get to u.s. shores. but their biggest concerns? getting this country that's been knocked to its knees ba
networks bravo and oxygen. "the wall street journal report" begins right now. >> this is america's number one financial news program. "the wall street journal report." now maria bartiromo. >> here's a look at what's making news as we head into a new week. president obama is proposing new regulations to restrict the size and activities of the nation's largest banks. the broad guidelines will require congressional support and would put in a stricter limit on risk-taking by the banks. the changes would prohibit banks from owning or investing in hedge funds and halt proprietary trading, which is trading that uses depositor money in trades by the bank for the bank's profit. strict new limits on the size of banks would also be enforced. the news sent bank stocks and most of the market tumbling on thursday to the biggest one-day drop since october. a second straight day of triple-digit losses. earlier in the week the market hit a 15-month high. the markets fell again on friday. we are in the thick of earnings season, and there is a growing list of companies that beat expectations. ibm computed a
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not the entertainer's concern. [applause] >> so, five more minuteses of thoughts? >> sure. >> i think america has found its new emerson. i'm an essayist myself, and a person who teaches writing to students who do not want to writees says. i want to thank you for breathing new life into the essay form, which seems particularly suited to expressing complex thought and being honest, the kind of stuff you're known for since "my dish with andre," and i hope you will continue to write more essays, and i think america needs more of wallace shawn. have a tv show would be good. >> i really don't know what to say. essays are wonderful form. absolutely. does anyone else -- >> you wrote it before an election that had different results than you were originally writing out, has your perception of the vote changed in a different way that some would think was better than the 2000 election? >> well, i'm not committing myself to saying that an election is inevitably nothing but a ritual or the 2004 election was nothing but a ritual. i was more saying that if people don't know what they're voting for, then it is a
attacks on america. >> our attacks on you will continue as long as you continue to support israel. >> tonight, why top terror experts say they believe ben laden had a no role in the plot. also tonight, they're happy, but exhausted. after waiting overnight at an airport, dozens of families now reunited with their new children. >> and we feel good, oh, yeah, yeah, i think he's feeling good. but for some the wait is far from over and the frustration is growing. >> now we're just here waiting and there's no information or anything, i'm on the edge. >> what is keeping dozens of haitian orphans have finally going home? >> plus, in the wake of the crisis in haiti with the tiny nation's infrastructure in ruins, power demand is soaring, but electricity hard to come by. now, a better green solution may be on the horizon. >> and that's a solar panel and in five minutes you're generating power. >> a new message believed to be from the world's most wanted terrorist claiming responsibility for a terror plot over the u.s. over the holidays. osama bin laden saying his operation is behind the fail
into the 1980s to get his what you talk about willis face for his mug shot. >> america's sweetheart. >> what did you learn? >> dr. oz says we should soak walnuts and almonds and eat them soaked. >> in water. >> jon meacham? >> the white house is not busy enough because they're e-mailing scarborough. >> we're going to drive into the next show, because -- >> if it's way too early, what time is it, willie? >> it's "morning joe." and right now it's time for chuck and savannah on "the daily rundown." >>> big week, big chance to reset the agenda at the white house. we're getting a preview today of what the state of the union will be focused on. it's all about the middle class. >>> and a daily rundown exclusive. ambassador richard holbrooke joins us live to answer if the u.s. commitment in afghanistan is open ended. good morning. it's january 25th, 2010. i'm savannah guthrie. >> i'm chuck todd. let's get to the rundown. >> we'll start with the headlines out of the white house this morning. the president will roll out some new tax breaks for the middle class today. a clear hint of where the emphasis is
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states. >> america will never dream of living in peace. >> the arab network, al jazeera endorsed the tape. >> the tax on you, we continue. >> he also threatens president obama with more attacks on the u.s. if america continues to support israel. the obama administration is firing back. >> this is somebody that has to pop up in our lives over an audiotape because he's nothing but a cowardly murderous thug and terrorist. >> the audiotape has yet to be authenticated, but terrorism experts say it is similar to previous recordings and does suggest another attack within the next 12 months could occur. >> we're going to continue to be on the offense with bin laden and al-qaeda. >> he also praises umar farouk abdulmutallab. but terrorism experts say there is no evidence whatsoever that bin laden had anything to do with abdul farouk abdulmutallab's plot. it may be an attempt to assert his leadership over all the al- qaeda factions. >> we have to stay after him. >> bin laden is still believed to be operating between the border region with pakistan and afghanistan. in new york, wjz eyewitness news.
. >> america will never -- >> reporter: bin laden's message comes at a time when much of the world is already on edge. the u.s. recently issued tougher airport screening procedures and just last friday britain raised its terror alert to the second highest level, meaning an attack is highly likely. and bin laden has been in hiding for eight years now. there is a $50 million bounty on his head. michelle back to you. >> tara mergener in washington. tara, thanksz. >>> there is no word of survivors from this morning's crash of an yooet yoepian airliner off the coast of leb with a non. the 737 had just taken off from beirut when it fell into the med rainian sea. nine people were on board including. the lebanese army says the plane was on fire just before it went down. lebanon's president has ruled out sabotage. >>> it appears a course correction is in store for the obama administration. the president begins his second year in office with unemployment topping 10% and health care reform all but dead. we may get the first look at the new white house focus the day after tomorrow. bill plante reports. >
talked-about the youth of america and how concerned they are about their future. do you think they are concerned with your future? if so, what do you think your future will be? >> as of right now, the way things are looking and the way the amount of government -- the amount of money to cover it is spending, i am not a fan of the health care bill and i am concerned about the monday that bill will straddle the youth of america with. instead of being worried we are not specifically involved, we should be worried about what the state of the country is that they will leave us. i have seen more youth and college students, especially with the election last year, become very passionate about politics. i have seen the growing. but think we are on the right trend within our generation. i think the biggest thing the older generation can do is look at what they will leave us and the state of the nation that will lead us rather than worrying about what we are not getting out to vote. >> with your source of news? >> i cycled through a couple of newspapers in boston. i am partial to fox news
onomic challenges facing america's futu. and additional funng is provided bthe following suorters -- > gd evening. i'm edie magnus. daljit dhaliwal is o toght. we begin in afghanistan and wt appes to be growing momentum for bringing the taliban into that country's political process. as the united statesnd its allies fight an creasingly toh war against the taliban, there is also new talk of reaching o to elements of the group with t aim o reaching a polical settlement on. thursday, an international conference i london will explore ys ofdoing just that. as well as a framework for transferng security respsibility to the afghans. the iss is also being discussed in a smaller meeting he today in istanbul wit the president of afghanian, pakistan and turkey. hamid kaai of afghanistan spoke after themeeting. >> those talin who are n part of al qaeda are other terrorist nworks are welcome to come bac to eir country, lay down arms, and resume life. >> as for th war and the surge of american troops, the u. coander, general stdly mcchrystal, says i an interview published toy in btain's fincial times,
in retaliation for america's support for israel. the obama administration quickly fired back. >> this is somebody that has to pop up in our lives over an audiotape, because he's nothing but a cowardly, murderous thug and terrorist. >> bin laden also claimed responsibility for the christmas day bombing. the suspect accused in that attack says he underwent terrorist training in yemen, but officials say there's no indication osama bin laden or his top lieutenants had anything to do with that attack. >>> the rescue operation in hate at the, the marines launched two osprey aircraft this morning. this is what the aircraft looks like. it is capable of both flying like a plane and hovering like a helicopter. the marines will use it to conduct aerial surveys on haiti. it's the first time they've been used in any sort of humanitarian mission by the military. meanwhile higher numbers of casualties coming in. the haitian government buried more than 150,000 people, not counting the untold other thousands still under the quake debris or carried off by relatives. but in another sign of hope that came yesterday,
's health care overhaul. >> all across the country, even in the most liberal state in america arguably, massachusetts, the people are telling us, please don't pass this bill. >> the obama team heard a voter call to fix the economy, add jobs. >> not going to stop fighting until we add jobs for everybody. >> analysts skeptical. >> this president doesn't come easy to populism and it's not terribly convincing. but when you're in a panic, this is one of the things you do. i think they're in a panic right now. >> obama advisors deny panic or a message overhaul. >> in washington people look for signs, cues for their script to say, here's obama 2.0. this is obama -- this is the obama who ran for president. >> the president capped his -- tapped his 2008 campaign manager to come back and help democrats avoid more losses this fall. on the day of the president's state of the union republicans will be gathering in hawaii, the president's birthplace, to plot their own strategy for the mid-term elections. in washington, brook hart, wbal-tv 11 news. >> that brings us to our "watercooler question of th
, not solely within afghanistan. >> you hear adults in this town all the time talk about the youth of america and how concerned they are about your future. do you think they're really concerned and if so, what do you think your future is going to be? >> as of right now, the amount of money that the governor has been spending i'm not a huge fan of the current health care bill and i'm worried about the debt that bill is going to straddle the youth of america with. instead of being worried that we're not necessarily fully civically involved they need to worry about the state of the country that they're going to leave us. i've seen more youth and more college students become more passionate about politician so i think we're on the right trend within our generational years. i think the biggest thing that the older generations can do is look at what they're going to leave us and the state of the nation they're going to leave us rather than worrying why all of us don't go out to vote and so on. >> what's your news source? >> i look at "the boston globe" and boston heard. i am partial to fox news. i
america. they're angry about big spending in washington. they're angry about elites in the media and everything else. now, in the case of bo biden, biden is bred for politics. i hate to be con clues sory about that. that's what bidens do. this case involving dr. bradley reached a critical point a month ago. in other words, he knew he was going to have to deal with this case -- >> the case of the molestation. >> he knew about it a month ago. it took him from a month ago when the case was coming ripe until december, whatever today is, january 25th, to decide he had to focus on that case. >> if he wins this case, and the public is happy with the way the prosecution was handled, that will look good for him in four years, right? >> he's only 40 years old. he's got plenty of time if he wants. i agree with chuck. if it looked like a really favorable win behind the democrats right now, everybody would be in there. >> it used to be the guys would run for senate because it would be an astronomical opportunity you couldn't avoid. these seats don't open up very often. when they do, you jump.
forward next week. >> president obama says make no mistake about it, the dreams of america's middle class are under assault in this economy. to help, he's laying out a five-part proposal to be included in his proposed fiscal year 2011 budget. the president hopes to almost double the tax care credit for families making under $85,000 a year, also a $1.6 billion plan to increase child care funding, the largest one-year increase in two decades. to make college affordable, a capital on student loan payments to 10% of the student's income above a basic living allowance. for middle-class restirmt savings, the president is hoping employers will give an option for an individual retirement account, and the president wants to help families caring for elderly relatives. the idea, increased federal funding for caregiver support programs. any democrats in congress are also fixated a jobs right now. jobs, jobs, jobs is the key issue. after all, so many americans are still out of work and a lot of democrats are worried about losing their own jobs. let's go up dana bash. dana, tell our viewers what they d
-- interestingly enough we sought -- saw msnbc attempt to do their version of "black in america," posted by chris matthews, ironically -- hosted by chris matthews, ironically -- i sat in the auditorium and watched him move less strategically than he normally moves, i was at least encouraged by chris' sensibility of communities of color. when the issue of reparations was raised in a very un sophisticated way, chris was the only person who was able to address by providing historical context and talking about it being an issue that should be discussed not whether it should be discussed or how which should be discussed, so that it was not an issue that would be glossed over. my concern was that most of the african-americans on the panel at that time did not feel comfortable enough addressing reparations, because they understood the reality that if they addressed it the wrong way, it was the last time they were going to be on msnbc. how could we get it accepted to be exotically ethnic but not aggressively ethnic, and who defines that and how -- it becomes more and more a walking- on-eggshells act, whe
, straight ahead, president obama breaking more than several promises he made to america. is it too late to get back on track? we're going to debate it. >> and what you talking about, willis? actor gary coleman in a not so attractive mug shot. busted again. what's behind this latest photo? luke: moving my mind and my hands at world record speed. i'm luke myers. if you want to be incredible, eat incredible. announcer: eggs. incredible energy for body and mind. (guitar music) >> all right. welcome back. remember when the president promised not to raise taxes on the middle class? apparently, after massive spending, that's not going to work out. >> we have to deal with these deficits. if anybody has a plan, to do this without raising any taxes on anybody, you know, upper income or lower, or below, then they should come forward with it. >> that was senior white house advisor david axlerod just yesterday. could this be a broken promise? joining us right now for a fair and balanced debate is contributor of the heartland institute and author of "a new american tea party" john ohara and the hea
, and competition in terms of competition which is as good as happened in america in the late 19th century. you know, one of the interesting things i have to add to that is, and i don't know what the consequences will be in the longer run, but it has to be noted that the chinese state is much more present in the chinese economy that is true in any of the asia tigers. so for example, even, the big companies are still predominantly state-owned the privatizations that was introduced at the end of, in the late 1990s didn't go nearly as far as it went in russia. thankfully i think for them. and many other private firms -- well, yeah? >> over and over, yes. i wish i didn't. >> but, you know, the main shareholder is the chinese economy. so it's a very chinese state solution to the question. and i'm not -- at the end of the day you have to say, over the last 30 years china has grown at over 10% a year, and has clearly and all sorts of way been remarkable transformation. it has been responsible on its own for over half the reduction in poverty in the world. now, this is an extraordinary achievement. and the
to nationalize the banks. second, this is the real travesty. until last week america thought bernanke was one of the good guys. helping them to make mortgages and small business loans affordable by keeping interest rates low. bernanke had nothing to do with aig and the recklessness of the output. he did nothing to create an atmosphere where fran fannie mae and freddie mac. we have to compare about this travesty on "mad money." it reminds us how important it is to return to our active investing themes for the beginning of the year. themes that will keep us out of the threats to bring down our financial system. let's go over it with an i-tour of what you should be doing in the new treacherous environment. first we said you should have a big slug of your assets overseas in foreign stocks. we said as much as 20%. right here, right now after the debacle that was last week with the president and bernanke, we're changing that to 25%. that's right, 25% overseas. because when a country's politicians turn on the most respected central banker in the world, you know our nation is going to be a less safe
in america. and they've called it a washington love letter. and nobody could believe that it was real at first. and then people who know a little bit about washington's life and stuff, there were some very atchison diaries published. they discovered he had written it better for month after he had become engaged to moffit custis, who was in for the the richest widow in virginia. and this caused consternation in 1877. they couldn't believe that george washington could possibly have thought for another woman. and so, it was like a suspense story as a probe to find out what happened to this letter. and it turned out that the latter never saw the light of day. it was going to be auctioned off of the mystery man body and this appeared for 60 years. and they founded by sheer accident in the files of a harvard library. so when i saw all this, i said to myself, this is a book i was born to write. i've got to write this book. i've got to explain this and then i begin to realize there would be other things to discover about the other founding fathers. post goes as a result of all the research yo
authored more than 40 books, fiction as well as non-fiction. he is to me and many americans america's greatest storyteller particularly of history. he's been enormously successful. the winner of major awards for his books and his lifetime devotion to american history. i think we can spend the entire evening here all the time we have allotted just reviewing the numerous books and articles tom has written works on franklin, washington, jefferson, truman, fdr, american war, the hamilton through culbert toole, the outstanding volume he produced to accompany the major 1997 pbs production liberty. of course the recent perils of peace which deals with but even after the surrender of the british at yorktown in 1781. a great personal memoir of your upbringing in jersey city which as you know is my home town as well so we have that in common. and so much more on the american revolution, frederic leadership of george washington and his military struggles to achieve american independence. and now the subject of tonight's conversation, the role of women in american history. we see this in the fi
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america - in cities and small towns - to markets around the world. we know that investment in broadband high speed internet can create hundreds of thousands of new american jobs. small businesses are being formed - dreams are being launched - and real jobs are being created. at at&t, we're investing billions to upgrade and build out our wired and wireless networks. now is not the time to stall momentum or to stifle innovation or investment. dreams, and jobs, and the future are at stake. at at&t, the future, are at stake. at at&t, the future, has always been our business. at&t... your world... delivered. >>> an ice storm is testing parts of south dakota. authorities have set up shelters for people who don't have power and in some cases water either. thousands were without power with another storm when the ice storm hit. now, even more are coming in to shelters as their generators run out of fuel. we want you to know we have more power outages in our area. dominion, virginia, says nearly 18,000 of its customers are now without power. that's a jump from the 8,000 we first reported. people
liberal state in america, arguably, massachusetts, the people are telling us, please don't pass this bill. >> reporter: the obama team heard a voter call to fix the economy, add jobs. >> i'm not going to start fighting until we have jobs for everybody! >> reporter: analysts are skeptical. >> this president doesn't come easy to populism and it's not terribly convincing, but when you're in a panic, this is one of the things you do. and i think they're in a panic right now. >> reporter: obama advisers deny panic or a message overhaul. >> in washington, people look for signs, cues for their script to say, oh, you know, here's obama 2.0. this is obama -- this is the obama who ran for president. >> reporr: the president's tapped his '08 campaign manager, though, to come back and help democrats avoid more losses this fall. and on the day of the president's state of the union address, republicans begin meetings in hawaii, the president's birthplace, to plot their own strategy for the midterm elections. in washington, brooke hart, nbc news. >>> now to the latest from haiti. 20 nations will meet in
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with middle class tax cuts, i guess we're no longer worried about america's concerns over the deficit. what are they putting out there today? >> reporter: these are pretty modest tax cuts, but it is designed to go for the middle class, which, of course, is the target of the state of the union address on wednesday and we heard some of the themes that i think we will hear, which is those fighting words, the president saying they'll fight for the middle class. in terms of what was announced they'll almost double the child credit tax for families making less than $85,000 a year. breaks for students, limiting the federal loan payments to 10% of a student's income. it's supposed to be geared to giving the middle class a break and, again, i think what we heard from the president certainly today and on friday as well is a real preview to what we'll hear wednesday night when he kind of resets the agenda, a speech that will be very heavy on these economic things. >> and what are they going to do about health care? joe klein, you had an interview with the president last week. from your story in "time"
, that is the heart of the electorate. over the last year, obama seems to have been less popular with middle america. this is an attempt to win them back. >> an economist said most of the initiatives will hurt, not help. >> middle-class is going to be slapped with a huge coming tax increase to try to pay down some of the deficits that his policies have caused. >> republicans are saying the president needs to move to the center if he wants to get things done. >> you can watch president obama's state of the union speech on wednesday at 9:00 p.m. right here on wbal tv 11. >> war than 50,000 homes are without power. the majority of baltimore county, 18,000 homes. it could be some time before service is restored. water closed roads and turn some lawns into lakes. >> it was a mess here. chain saws and generator noise ruled the day. authorities say high water contributed to this school bus crash. the driver lost direction of the roadway. t do rio schoolchildren led to safety. galloway creek swallowed streets and sidewalks. standing water measured from 2 feet -- 2 inches to 3 feet. >> my house is up there b
the earthquake happened. i was there with the haitian ambassador to america. >> your organization is hollywood unites for haiti which has done incredible things for the haitian people. you are still redoubling your efforts to help not only your family, your relatives but your friends. >> yes, i be don indeed. what hollywood unites for haiti has been able to do because we know the area so well we are going to go to places where people don't receive any help at all. we go down there identify some leaders that idea if i the people that need the help. they come back to us, tell us what kind of help they need and we provide the help. >> and you are urging people to sunday money verses food or donation items because they really need the funds to be able to get what they most certainly need. because of the road it's difficult to transport things. >> exactly. that's correct. it is very difficult to transport anything. with the money we have been able to keep continuing our programs. >> what did you in terms of meeting with family members talking with people have you been able to speak yo to your paren
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